Elena Dinehart, Julio Horrego Lead SOFLO At Session Three Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 1, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers finished out the day on a successful note at Session Three of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Elena Dinehart, 17, and Julio Horrego, 23, were double winners.

Dinehart won the 15-and-over 200-yard backstroke in 2:07.67 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:40.60.

Horrego, a 2020 Honduran Olympian, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 1:58.54 and 100-yard freestyle in 45.68.

Other SOFLO winners were:
Juan Vallmitjana, 13, in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:19.31, dropping 9.56 seconds off his previous best. He was also second in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:04.84, dropping 9.30 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.46, dropping 8.36. He dropped a total of 26.22 seconds in three events.

Ricardo Roche, 22, won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:51.92.

Ana Villamil, 17, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:30.28. She also had a 4.25 drop in her 200 backstroke.

Maddie Smutny, 17, won the 100-yard freestyle in 53.87.

Several SOFLO swimmers had impressive time drops including Sarah Bedoya, 200 backstroke, 5.24; Sofia Lugo, 400 IM, 4.03; Maximiliano Remmele, 200 backstroke, 10.59, 200 breaststroke, 12.87 and 400 IM 13.41; Connor Jimenez, 200 backstroke, 12.15 and 200 breaststroke, 8.95; Mason Jimenez, 200 backstroke, 14.57, 200 breaststroke, 8.92 and 400 IM 19.70; Abraham Penaloza, 200 breaststroke, 7.84; Ryan Harries, 200 breaststroke, 9.16; and Joshua Menezes, 400 IM, 5.55

The three-day meet concludes Sunday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events.

Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team, Hialeah Swim Club and Speed World Swimming. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS
200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:12.59, 2. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:16.37, 3. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:19.40; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Bedoya 2:21.22, time drop 5.24, 5. Lydia Smutny 2:24.38, time drop 0.47, 6. Sarah Vasquez 2:24.69, 7. Sofia Lugo 2:24.78, 10. Amelie Bicerne 2:27.75.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:07.67, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:10.96, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:15.21; SOFLO: 4. Maddie Smutny 2:15.91, 5. Ana Villamil 2:16.16, time drop 4.25, 6. Mariann Catalasan 2:16.52, 7. Natalie Gembicki 2:17.69, 8. Katelyn Gembicki 2:19.83, 10. Izzy Wilson 2:21.45.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:24.19, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:26.76, 3. Andrea Viera, MAC 2:40.49; SOFLO: 4. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:41.07, 6. Elise Dinehart 2:47.58, 8. Ainsley Miller 2:49.20.
15-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 2:30.28, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:30.78, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:31.01; SOFLO: 4. Mariann Catalasan 2:33.35, 5. Natalie Gembicki 2:36.35, 7. Elena Dinehart 2:41.22, 8. Maddie Smutny 2:42.68.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Christina Paschal, PC 56.14, 2. Marley Tyner, PC 58.23, 3. Ava Wolfe, MWA 58.42; SOFLO: 4. Genesis Escobar 58.51, 6. Amanda Grubbs 58.87, 7. Mikhel Martin 58.88, time drop 3.03, 9. Tania Miller 1:00.03, 10. Lydia Smutny 1:00.58.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 53.87, 2. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 54.73, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 55.05; SOFLO: 6. Izzy Wilson 59.43, 7. Katelyn Gembicki 59.69, 10. Judith-Alison Natino, 1:01.78, time drop 0.12.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 4:30.67, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 4:41.78, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 4:58.48; SOFLO: 4. Lydia Smutny 5:04.66, 5. Sofia Lugo 5:10.21, time drop 4.03, 6. Elise Dinehart 5:11.97, 7. Amanda Grubbs 5:13.45, 8. Tania Mantilla 5:15.18.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 4:40.60, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 4:42.29, 3. Paola Negrin, MAC 4:42.52; SOFLO: 4. Ana Villamil 4:45.70, time drop 2.18, 5. Maddie Smutny 4:49.45, 7. Natalie Gembicki 4:53.46, 8. Mariann Catalasan 4:54.85, time drop 1.95, 9. Izzy Wilson 4:58.70.

BOYS
200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 2:00.68, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:04.84, time drop 9.30, 3. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 2:05.64, time drop 10.59; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 2:10.64, time drop 12.15, 5. Mason Jimenez 2:12.38, time drop 14.57, 6. Nicolai Ross 2:13.07, 8. Aleksander Chaussky 2:18.52, 10. Joshua Menezes 2:19.50, time drop 3.56.
15-and-over: 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:51.92, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:52.90, 3. Dario Martin, OSC 1:55.05; SOFLO: 4. Wisthon Rendon 1:56.99, 6. Austin Nelson 2:00.03, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:00.89, 9. Jaden Amores 2:01.47, time drop 1.58.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Jake Jones, PC 2:16.09, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:24.46, time drop 8.36, 3. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 2:25.07, time drop 7.84; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 2:27.36, time drop 8.92, 5. Nicolai Ross 2:30.32, 7. Joshua Menezes 2:32.40, 8. Ryan Harries 2:33.30, time drop 9.16, 9. Maximiliano Remmele 2:33.31, time drop 12.87, 10. Connor Jimenez 2:33.93, time drop 8.95.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 1:58.54, 2. Nikita Efimova, OSC 2:10.83, 3. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 2:11.86, time drop 0.36; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:13.77.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 50.95, 2. Jorvir Tigrero, HSC 51.97, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 52.42; SOFLO: 4. Nicolai Ross 53.12, 9. Aleksander Chaussky 56.22, time drop 0.37.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 45.68, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, UN 48.29, 3. Luis Salazar, HSC 48.89; SOFLO: 4. Luciano Gonzalez 49.73, 5. Manuel Melendez 49.95, 8. Alejandro Mateus 51.23, time drop 0.13, 9. Austin Nelson 51.37, 10. Luca Hincapie 51.45, time drop 1.37.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 4:19.31, time drop 9.56, 2. Jake Jone, PC 4:33.54, 3. Nicolai Ross, SOFLO 4:36.59; SOFLO: 5. Mason Jimenez 4:41.11, time drop 19.70, 6. Maximiliano Remmele 4:41.51, time drop 13.41, 7. Connor Jimenez 4:46.05, time drop 21.54, 8. Joshua Menezes 4:46.34, time drop 5.55.
15-and-over, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 4:06.70, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:09.75, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:11.37; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 4:21.08, 8. Felix Gonzalez 4:25.05.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Shine In Session Two Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge; Lumsden, Harran, Petkov Double Winners


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 1, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got off to a good start in Session Two of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, Laila Harran, 12, and Toma Petkov, 10, each won two events and had a total of four time drops.

Lumsden won the 10-and-under 200-yard individual medley in 2:41.93 and 200-yard freestyle in 2:17.81.

Harran won the 11-12 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:21.10, dropping 5.88 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:34.23, another best time dropping 9.32.

Petkov won the 10-and-under 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:19.81, dropping 0.06 and 100-yard freestyle in 1:10.36, dropping 0.31.

David Valdiviezo, 12, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:33.54, dropping 9.06 seconds from his previous best. Valdiviezo also had a 3.69 drop in the 200 IM.

Several other SOFLO swimmers had some impressive time drops: Grace Petrucci, 100 IM, 5.04 seconds; Valentina Remmele, 200 IM, 5.48 and 200 freestyle, 4.61; Amber Connor, 200 IM, 41.23; Sofia Rodriguez, 200 IM, 5.58; Stephania Dmitrova, 200 freestyle, 4.09; Mackenzie McPherson, 500 freestyle, 4.72; Jianna Amores, 500 freestyle, 19.47; Luis Escobar, 200 IM, 10.30; Leonardo Zuluaga, 200 IM, 4.71; Santiago Zuluaga, 100 freestyle, 20.39; Michael Barber, 200 freestyle, 5.31; Gabriel Ferrer, 200 freestyle, 5.44; Sean Tee, 200 freestyle, 5.40; and Guillermo Mantilla, 500 freestyle, 5.34.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with one more session at noon and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:14.32, 2. Sofia Robayo, MWA 1:24.92, 3. Dario Vazquez, UN 1:28.58; SOFLO: 5. Grace Petrucci 1:32.55, time drop 5.04, 7. Katie Petrucci 1:32.96, time drop 0.28, 8. Zoe Miralles 1:33.05, time drop 1.72, 9. Paige Fleming 1:34.00, 10. Ellie Phan 1:34.26.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:41.93, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 2:46.45, time drop 5.48, 3. Eva Milevska, MWA 2:46.85; SOFLO: 5. Amber Connor 3:02.34, time drop 41.23, 7. Karen Iino 3:15.38, 8. Gabriela Ekht 3:18.96, 9. Savanna Alonso 3:21.81, 10. Catalina Akpabio 3:30.06.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:21.10, time drop 5.88, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 2:25.02, time drop 0.46, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 2:29.71, time drop 2.62; SOFLO: 5. Jianna Amores 2:30.93, time drop 10.77, 6. Jemma Baldwin 2:30.94, 7. Ellie Jackson 2:31.42, 8. Sofia Rodriguez 2:32.02, time drop 5.58.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:06.52, 2. Sofia Robayo, MWA 1:10.63, 3. Eidison Rios, HSC 1:15.11; SOFLO: 6. Paige Fleming 1:20.09, time drop 0.24, 7. Zoe Miralles 1:21.19, time drop 1.35, 8. Katie Petrucci 1:25.76, 10. Maya Ramthun 1:27.58.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:17.81, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 2:28.86, time drop 4.61, 3. Eva Milevska, MWA 2:33.76; SOFLO: 6. Amber Connor 2:46.04, 8. Julia Baldwin 2:57.54, 9. Stephania Dmitrova 2:57.67, time drop 4.09, 10. Karen Iino 3:01.24.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 5:34.23, time drop 9.32, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 5:34.70, time drop 4:72, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 5:45.84; SOFLO: 4. Jemma Baldwin 5:45.90, 6. Jianna Amores 5:50.07, time drop 19.47, 7. Ellie Jackson 5:58.78, 8. Sofia Rodriguez 6:01.89.

BOYS
100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:19.81, time drop 0.06, 2. Danny Ramos, HSC 1:23.03, 3. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 1:28.53; SOFLO: 5. Niccolo Miccolis 1:34.05, 9. Santiago Zuluaga 1:44.72, time drop 3.55, 10. Lincoln Callaway Coy 1:56.46.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:40.90, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:43.69, time drop 2.28, 3. Ale Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 2:50.57; SOFLO: 4. Michael Barber 3:02.00, time drop 1.88, 5. Gabriel Ferrer 3:04.74, 6. Sean Tee 3:08.87, 7. Luis Escobar 3:09.82, time drop 10.30, 8. Leonardo Zuluaga 3:12.33, time drop 4.71.
11-12, 1. Alexander Diaz, UN 2:18.08, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 2:18.88, 3. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:19.95, time drop 3.69, SOFLO: 5. Noah Mejias 2:27.51, 6. Eric Ferrer 2:30.95, time drop 0.20, 7. Guillermo Mantilla 2:31.91, 8. Rainier Leyva Riestra 2:33.12.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:10.36, time drop 0.31, 2. Danny Ramos, HSC 1:13.26, 3. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 1:13.28; SOFLO: 4. Niccolo Miccolis 1:17.79, time drop 0.02, 8. Santiago Zuluaga 1:35.07, time drop 20.39, 9. Andres Gomez 1:41.95, 10. Lincoln Callaway Coy 1:46.71, time drop 1.09.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:24.03, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:28.30, time drop 1.52, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 2:28.90, time drop 5.31; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 2:34.35, time drop 0.57, 6. Gabriel Ferrer 2:44.11, time drop 5.44, 7. Sean Tee 2:50.15, time drop 5.40, 9. Luis Escobar 2:53.71, 10. Leonardo Zuluaga 3:00.72.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 5:33.54, time drop 9.06, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 5:35.54, 3. Alexander Diaz, UN 5:36.17; SOFLO: 4. Rainier Leyva Riestra 5:36.97, time drop 1.90, 6. Eric Ferrer 5:45.33, time drop 2.10, 7. Noah Mejias 5:45.76, time drop 3.06, 8. Guillermo Mantilla 5:46.20, time drop 5.34.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Girls Sweep Distance Event On Opening Day Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, September 30, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated opening night action at the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Friday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO girls swept the top three spots in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

Auburn University-commit Olivia Dinehart, 17, won the distance event in 17 minutes, 38.77 seconds. Teammates Maddy Smutny, 17, was second in 17:48.82 and Elena Dinehart, 17, was third in 17:59.96.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher placing third in a best time 16:19.12, dropping 25.39 from his previous best of 16:44.51.

SOFLO teammate Felix Gonzalez, 15, was fourth in 16:47.64, also a best time dropping 3.02 seconds. His previous best was 16:50.66.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with two sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 17:38.77, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 17:48.82, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 17:59.96; SOFLO: 5. Natalie Gembicki 18:11.78, 6. Izzy Wilson 18:17.64, 9. Sarah Vasquez 18:41.96.

BOYS
1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 16:08.44, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 16:13.53, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 16:19.12, time drop 25.39; SOFLO: 4. Felix Gonzalez 16:47.64, time drop 3.02, 7. Jaden Amores 17:10.19, 8. Hashan Ekanayake 17:12.89, 9. Ivan Grass 17:13.31.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Head Talented Field For This Weekend’s SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, September 29, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers will get a chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers this weekend at the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

The three-day meet begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the girls and boys 1,650-yard freestyle events. Warm-up is 4:30 p.m.

It continues on Saturday with two sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Up-and-coming swimmers, ages 10-and-under, will compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are timed finals. Events are 100 individual medley, 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke and 50 butterfly.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five events for 10-and-unders and 11-12 or six events for 13-and-over. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

IMX: 10-and-under events, 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly.

IMX: 11-12, 200 individual medley, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly.

IMX: 13-and-over, 200 individual medley, 400 individual medley, 500 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly.

The meet will be scored. Swimmers who complete all IMR events will receive an IMR score. Swimmers who complete all IMX will receive an IMX score. Swimmers who do not complete all required events will receive a score of zero.

Scoring for the various age groups will be based on the following points systems: 10-and-under Hytek Age Group Points; 11-14 Hytek Single Age Points; and 15-and-over Hytek Open Points.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology.

The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Florida Gold Coast’s Pelaez, Winkler, Zuchowski Named To 2022-23 Junior National Team


By Sharon Robb
COLORADO SPRINGS, September 20, 2022—Erika Pelaez, Kaii Winkler and Josh Zuchowski were named to the USA Swimming 2022-23 National Junior Team.

USA Swimming recently announced the 72-member team. Most of it is comprised of swimmers that helped the U.S. team win 19 gold medals and 46 total medals at last month’s Junior Pan Pacific Championships.

Sixty-one 61 clubs from 26 states are represented. California leads with nine swimmers and City of Richardson (Tex.) Swim Team leads among clubs with three swimmers (Giovanni Linscheer, Levi Sandidge and Campbell Chase).

Of the 72 athletes, 47 have represented the U.S. internationally; 43 are first-timers. Five swimmers – Lucy Bell, Keaton Jones, Justina Kozan, Claire Tuggle and Natalie Manion – have been on the National Junior Team for at least the last three years. Kozan and Maximus Williamson are the only swimmers to qualify in four events each.

Among the team’s top names are Junior Pan Pacs standouts Thomas Heilman, Anna Moesch, Zhier Fan and Maggie Wanazek. A total of 45 swimmers qualified for Olympic Trials in 2021.

“We are very excited to welcome the infusion of up-and-coming talent into the National Junior Team Program,” said Erik Posegay, USA Swimming National Junior Team Program Director.

“The ‘22-’23 team features numerous medalists from our 2022 Mel Zajac and Junior Pan Pacific Championships teams, as well as some fresh faces ready to make an impact this coming year. It will be exciting to build off our first full year returning to international competition and using that experience to propel us forward to next summer. It was great to see 12 National Junior Team members from the ‘21-’22 squad move on to the National Team this year, and we hope to see that number continue to grow year after year.”

Pelaez, 16, of Eagle Aquatics and South Florida Heat is among 35 girls from around the nation named to the team. She qualified in the 50 and 100 freestyles and 100 backstroke.

Pelaez is coming off the July 26-30 Phillips 66 National Championships where she was a two-time finalist in the 100 backstroke (sixth, 1:00.33) and 100 freestyle (seventh, 54.69).

Winkler, 16, also of Eagle Aquatics and South Florida Heat, is coming off an outstanding Junior Pan Pacs performance. He qualified for the junior national team in the 50 and 100 freestyles.

Winkler won two relay gold medals. He swam anchor leg on the U.S. boys’ winning 4×100-meter freestyle relay that won in world junior record of 3:15.79. Winkler’s split was 48.95, second fastest on the relay. It was the only world junior record of the meet.

Winkler also won the “B” final in the 100-meter butterfly in a best time 53.94. Winkler anchored the winning 4×100-meter medley relay that finished in a Junior Pan Pac record 3:36.65. He also tied in the 50-meter freestyle in 22.50 to win his first individual silver medal in a best time.

U.S. teammate Josh Zuchowski of FAST qualified for the national junior team in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and 200 IM.

Zuchowski, beginning his freshman year at Stanford, won two silver medals at Junior Pan Pacs. He was second in the 200-meter backstroke and was top American in a best time 1:58.16. He also won silver in the 100 backstroke in a best time 54.51.

The National Junior Team roster was picked based on long course meter times achieved between January 1, 2022 through and including August 31, 2022. Only times loaded into the USA Swimming SWIMS Database from a USA Swimming-sanctioned competition, a FINA-approved competition, or an international competition between January 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022. Relay lead-offs, time trials and intermediate splits were not considered.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Girls Relay, Ivy Acosta Lead SOFLO; Swimmers Race Well, Drop Times At September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, September 18, 2022—Against a competitive field, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had some nice swims and impressive time drops at the September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler Friday at Sunrise Civic Center pool.

Several SOFLO swimmers were racing in events for the first time.

The race of the day was the girls’ 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay where SOFLO’s foursome of Maya Barrizonte, Molly Barber, Ivy Acosta and Lilith Napoles swam their hearts out, just getting out-touched by Sunrise Swimming, 1:19.82-1:20.13.

Six-year-old Ivy Acosta led SOFLO with second place finishes in the 25-yard butterfly (25.75), 25-yard breaststroke (30.15) and 25-yard freestyle (21.89) and third place in the 25-yard backstroke (27.21).

The meet was capped at 125 swimmers. In addition to SOFLO, other teams that competed were Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones Swim Team, Heritage Aquatic Team, SwimFast and host Sunrise Swimming.
FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 24.42, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 25.75, 3. Isabella Pulido, BM 29.70.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 17.64, 2. Brooklyn Barry, SF 19.88, 3. Liz Dewar, HAT 20.32; SOFLO: 5. Maya Barrizonte 21.89, time drop 4.83, 6. Lilith Barrizonte 23.63, 17. Johanna Plaza 30.05, 18. Molly Barber 310.19, time drop 5.71.
9-and-over, 1. Mina Busscher, SF 18.51, 2. Jessica Dima, HAT 19.03, 3. Ziyu Pan, CC 20.08; SOFLO: 13. Dani Ward 26.34.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 23.88, 2. Isabella Pulido, BM 26.89, 3. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 27.21.
7-8, 1. Lilli Bosco, HAT 20.92, 2. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 21.37, 3. Liv Dewar, HAT 21.67; SOFLO: 9. Maya Barrizonte 24.55, time drop 1.72, 15. Molly Barber 26.09, time drop 3.05, 16. Lilith Napoles 26.95, 24. Johanna Plaza 32.49.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 19.90, 2. Ziyu Pan, CC 20.34, 3. Mina Busscher, SF 21.26; SOFLO: 20. Dani Ward 31.10

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under: 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 27.57, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 30.15, 3. Catherine Liao, CC 34.92.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 23.99, 2. Liv Dewar, HAT 25.67, 3. Story Wright, SF 26.64; SOFLO: 5. Maya Barrizonte 27.75, time drop 2.96, 12. Johanna Plaza 31.83, 13. Molly Barber 32.00, time drop 4.52, 23. Lilith Napoles 37.21.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 23.23, 2. Mina Busscher, SF 23.30, 3. Ziyu Pan, CC 23.4; SOFLO: 14. Dani Ward 32.28.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Kaila Perry, SUN 19.91, 2. Ivy Acosta, SOFLO 21.89, 3. Isabella Pulido, BM 24.64.
7-8, 1. Angie Cenarruzabeitia, BM 17.07, 2. Liv Dewar, HAT 18.55, 3. Francesca Pineiro Fros, BM 18.96; SOFLO: 6. Maya Barrizonte 19.85, 7. Molly Barber 19.95, time drop 3.92, 12. Lilith Napoles 21.77, 19. Johanna Plaza 24.48.
9-and-over, 1. Jessica Dima, HAT 16.74, 2. Isla Williams, SF 18.30, 3. Lexi Dougherty, SF 18.59; SOFLO: 10. Dani Ward 20.89.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Sunrise Swimming 1:19.82, 2. SOFLO A 1:20.13 (Maya Barrizonte, Molly Barber, Ivy Acosta, Lilith Napoles), 3. Blue Marlins 1:23.41.

BOYS
25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 23.48, 2. Flint Wright, SF 27.87, 3. Aiden Serralta, BM 35.26.
7-8, 1. Brandon Infante, BM 18.99, 2. Erik Ellis, SUN 20.30, 3. Preston Ehrlich, CSSC 20.57; SOFLO: 18. David Mendoza 29.83, 19. Gregory Miralles 30.65.
9-and-over, 1. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 14.36, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 16.40, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 16.44; SOFLO: 15. Christopher Plaza 26.95.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 25.38, 2. JC Marquez, HAT 28.14, 3. Flint Wright, SF 29.85.
7-8, No results posted on Meet Mobile, only psych sheet.
9-and-over, 1. Constantine Lazarou, CC 17.96, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 18.80, 3. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 18.86; SOFLO: 18. Christopher Plaza 27.09.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. JC Marquez, HAT 29.81, 2. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 29.96, 3. Flint Wright, SF 29.97.
7-8, 1. Erik Ellis, SUN 20.98, 2. Brandon Infante, BM 25.77, 3. Steve Ramraj, SUN 26.82; SOFLO: 4. Gregory Miralles 27.15, time drop 0.99, 11. David Mendoza 29.30.
9-and-under, 1. Hayyden Abrahamson, CC 20.03, 2. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 20.08, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 20.30; SOFLO: 9. Christopher Plaza 28.10.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Cameron Ehrlich, CSSC 20.20, 2. Flint Wright, SF 24.10, 3. JC Marquez, HAT 30.58.
7-8, 1. Erik Ellis, SUN 16.22, 2. Brandon Infante, BM 16.37, 3. Preston Ehrlich, CSSC 17.88; SOFLO: 8. Gregory Miralles 19.84, time drop 2.29, time drop 2.29, 10. David Mendoza 20.85.
9-and-over, 1. Patrick C. De Collaert, CSSC 14.11, 2. Hayden Abrahamson, CC 14.90, 3. Constantine Lazarou, CC 15.53; SOFLO: 19. Christopher Plaza 22.27.
100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Blue Marlins B 1:25.54, 2. SwimFast 1:35.52, 3. Blue Marlins C 2:04.63.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Head To September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler On Friday


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, September 15, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are ready to show off what they are learning at swim practice.

Ten swimmers (seven girls and three boys) will compete in 40 individual events and one relay at the September Sunrise Swimming Sizzler Friday afternoon at Sunrise Civic Center pool.

SOFLO’s Maya Barrizonte, 8, is seeded first in the 7-8 25-yard freestyle in 18.64. SOFLO’s girls 100-yard freestyle relay is seeded first in 1:27.49 with Victoria Colmenares, 8, Molly Barber, 7, Lilith Napoles, 8, and Barrizonte swimming anchor.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are Ivy Acosta, 6; Johanna Plaza, 8; David Mendoza, 7; Gregory Miralles, 8; Dani Ward, 10; and Christopher Plaza, 10.

The competition gets under way at 5:30 p.m. and expected to end about 7:07 p.m. according to the timeline. Warm-up is 5 p.m.

The meet is capped at 125 swimmers. In addition to SOFLO, other teams competing are Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones Swim Team, Heritage Aquatic Team, SwimFast and host Sunrise Swimming.

Organizers added 9-and-over events for this Sizzler to introduce developmental swimmers to competition.

Admission is $3 and heat sheets are $2. A concession stand will be available during the meet. For any questions call the Sunrise Swimming Office at 954-747-4635.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Former Gator Wins Swim For Alligator Lighthouse Open Water Swim


ISLAMORADA, September 14, 2022—Defending champion Connor Signorin topped a field of 450 swimmers from around the nation to capture his second consecutive Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, an 8-mile open-water swim held off the Florida Keys on Saturday.

Signorin, 30, of the Tampa Bay area and former University of Florida swimmer, finished the race in 3 hours, 7 minutes and 8 seconds. Last year he won in 3:05:37.

The five time All-American and the rest of the field swam to Alligator Reef Lighthouse off Islamorada, rounded the beacon, and swam back to the start and finish points at Amara Cay Resort.

Islamorada’s Corley Smith, 17, of Coral Shores High School and Florida Keys Swim Club, coached by two-time Olympian Jon Olsen, won the women’s race in 3 hours, 43 minutes and 13 seconds.

In other divisions, Greg Hodson and Joan Wheeler had the fast two-person relay time of 4:05:44.

Lynnette Hennessey and Kolby Minckler of Hilton Head, S.C. and Joe Green from Bluffton, S.C. won the three-person class in 4:08:13.

The winning four-person team was Marty Berman, Andrew Freeman, Keith Kessler and Michael Miller of Ponte Verde in 4:27:46.

The annual swim was created by Florida Keys artist “Lighthouse Larry” Herlth to raise awareness for the need to preserve the 150-year-old Alligator Reef Lighthouse and five other aging lighthouses off the Florida Keys.

The swim also raises money for college scholarships for Keys students interested in competitive swimming.

Alligator Reef Lighthouse is named after the USS Alligator, a U.S. Navy schooner that ran aground on the reef in 1822 and sank. Despite misconceptions, there are no alligators around the lighthouse since those reptiles primarily live in fresh water.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Finish Well On Final Day Of Michael’s Memorial Meet


By Sharon Robb
MIAMI, September 11, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers turned in another good day of racing on the second and final day Sunday at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus Aquatic Center.

Christie Ann Lumsden, Mackenzie McPherson, Felix Gonzalez and Ethan Hall won multiple events.

Lumsden, 10, won three more individual events to bring her individual total wins to seven over two days.

On Sunday, Lumsden won the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:18.06, dropping 0.37; 100-yard freestyle in 1:04.87 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:38.66, another best time with a time drop of 2.02.

Mackenzie McPherson, 12, was a double winner in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:19.75, dropping 2.10 seconds and 50-yard butterfly in 29.74, dropping 1.05. McPherson was also second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:25.48, dropping 1.17.

Jemma Baldwin, 12, won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:09.41.

Valentina Remmele, 10, had two more nice time drops in the 100-yard freestyle, 4.91 seconds to finish second in 1:09.01 and 26.95 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley for another second place in 2:51.93.

Felix Gonzalez and Ethan Hall were double winners for the boys.

Gonzalez, 15, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.00 and 100-yard freestyle in 52.39.

Hall, 12, won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 56.17, dropping 1.68 and 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:18.09, dropping 5.17 seconds. Hall had a best time in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:13.25, dropping 5.81 seconds to finish third.

Abraham Penaloza, 14, won the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:06.77, dropping 2.65.

Ethan Phan, 10, had two nice time drops in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:45.97, dropping 6.33 seconds to place second and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:28.44, dropping 4.50, for another second place.

SOFLO went one-two in the 12-and-under mixed 200-yard freestyle relay. The A team of Laila Harran, Mackenzie McPherson, Eric Ferrer and Guillermo Mantilla won in 1:46.75. The B team of Sofia Gomez, David Valdiviezo, Noah Mejias and Jemma Baldwin finished in 1:50.73. The 13-and-over A relay of Juan Vallmitjana, Tania Mantilla, Sofia Lugo and Felix Gonzalez was second in 1:41.70.

SOFLO’s contingent featured 86 swimmers (46 boys and 40 girls) in 452 individual events and four relays.

SOFLO, Bravo Swim Team, Eagle Aquatics, Metro Aquatic Club of Miami and Midtown Weston Aquatics competed in the two-day meet.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

Mixed 200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under: 1. SOFLO A 1:46.75 (Laila Harran, Mackenzie McPherson, Eric Ferrer, Guillermo Mantilla), 2. SOFLO B 1:50.73 (Sofia Gomez, David Valdiviezo, Noah Mejias, Jemma Baldwin), 3. Midtown Weston 1:52.95.
13-and-over: 1. Midtown Weston A 1:39.93, 2. SOFLO A 1:41.70 (Juan Vallmitjana, Tania Mantilla, Sofia Lugo, Felix Gonzalez), 3. Midtown Weston B 1:43.50.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Arina Nedialko, BRV 1:19.19, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:19.91, 3. Luna Varela, MAC 1:26.38.
11-12, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 1:09.41, 2. Alma Cancio Jorge, MC 1:09.92, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 1:10.23, time drop 2.58.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:10.94, 2. Carley Kaplan, SOFLO 2:18.97, 3. Ava Wolfe, MWA 2:25.58.
15-and-over, 1. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:16.22, 2. Samira Zambrano, MWA 2:20.24, 3. Victoria Reveron, EA 2:20.74.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 35.62, 2. Linda Forsyth, SOFLO 38.36, 3. Arina Nedialko, BRV 38.94.
11-12, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 30.57, 2. Angelica Forsyth, SOFLO 32.99, 3. Alicia Salazar, MAC 33.28.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:18.06, time drop 0.37, 2. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:27.35, 3. Luna Varela, MAC 1:39.54.
11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:19.75, time drop 2.10, 2. Addison Scott, MWA 1:19.85, 3. Alejandra Perez, MAC 1:19.93.
13-14, 1. Annamarie Munroe, MAC 1:10.19, 2. Andrea Viera, MAC 1:13.23, 3. Sara Mendoza, MWA 1:14.15.
15-and-over, 1. Paola Negrin, MAC 1:12.06, 2. Jade Renaud, MWA 1:14.17, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 1:15.21.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:04.87, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:09.01, time drop 4.91, 3. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:10.21.
11-12, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 55.11, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 56.55, time drop 2.38, 3. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:00.05.
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 53.06, 2. Carley Kaplan, SOFLO 54.98, time drop 1.24, 3. Sara Mendoza, MWA 58.47.
15-and-over, 1. Paola Negrin, MAC 56.85, 2. Victoria Reveron, EA 57.52, 3. Judith-Alison Natino, SOFLO 1:02.29.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 33.38, 2. Arina Nedialko, BRV 35.56, 3. Luna Varela, MAC 37.61.
11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 29.74, time drop 1.05, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 30.41, time drop 0.70, 3. Alicia Salazar, MAC 31.56.

200-yard individual medley:
10-an-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:38.66, time drop 2.02, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 2:51.93, time drop 26.75, 3. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 3:19.92.
11-12, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 2:23.49, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 2:25.48, time drop 1.17, 3. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:26.98.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 4:36.05, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 4:42.55, 3. Andrea Viera, MAC 5:14.14.
15-and-over, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 4:34.80, 2. Samira Zambrano, MWA 4:53.89, 3. Jade Renaud, MWA 5:00.83.

BOYS
100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 1:12.91, 2. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:15.73, 3. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 1:18.11, time drop 4.25.
11-12, 1. Nicolas Lacharme, MWA 1:06.15, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 1:07.27, time drop 2.98, 3. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 1:07.36.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, 2:02.69, 2. Emihlio Reveron, EA 2:05.53, 3. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 2:08.61, 4. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:08.85, time drop 4.08.
15-and-over, 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 2:09.00, 2. Diego Villalonga, MWA 2:12.24, 3. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 2:13.77, time drop 2.01.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 35.09, 2. Ilia Makushkin, BRV 38.84, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 39.25, time drop 2.90.
11-12, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 31.33, 2. Javier Massot, MAC 32.31, 3. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 32.48, time drop 1.02.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 1:21.30, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 1:28.44, time drop 4.50, 3. Ale Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 1:29.94, time drop 3.69.
11-12, 1. Alexander Diaz, MWA 1:11.30, 2. Mikhail Cherepanov, BRV 1:12.45, 3. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 1:13.25, time drop 5.81.
13-14, 1. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 1:06.77, time drop 2.65, 2. Raul Antadillas Ramirez, MWA 1:08.23, 3. Luis Blanca, MAC 1:09.32.
15-and-over, 1. Diego Villalonga, MWA 1:04.11, 2. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, EA 1:04.16, 3. Aiden Park, MWA 1:07.06.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 1:02.02, 2. Ale Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 1:08.88, time drop 3.39, 3. Joaquin Amador, EA 1:12.00.
11-12, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 56.17, time drop 1.68, 2. Nicolas Lacharme, MWA 56.30, 3. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 58.55, time drop 0.41.
13-14, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 51.77, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 51.87, time drop 0.46, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 52.66.
15-and-over, 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 52.39, 2. Diego Villalonga, MWA 52.60, 3. Aiden Park, MWA 53.11.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 34.08, 2. Ale Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 36.02, time drop 1.54, 3. Kai Aguero, BRV 37.47.
11-12, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 29.15, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 29.73, time drop 0.50, 3. Alexander Diaz, MWA 29.76.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:39.24, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:45.97, time drop 6.33, 3. Joaquin Amador, EA 2:59.22.
11-12, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 2:18.09, time drop 5.17, 2. Alexander Diaz, MWA 2:20.73, 3. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 2:22.26.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 4:18.92, 2. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 4:33.25, 3. Emihlio Reveron, EA 4:33.64.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Archbishop McCarthy Splits With Key West; SOFLO’s Garrick, Harries, Gomez, Jimenez Brothers Come Up Big


By Sharon Robb
KEY WEST, September 11, 2022–Archbishop McCarthy girls won and boys team lost a close one to Key West in a dual meet on Saturday.

The Mavericks girls team, behind double winners Calista Harries, Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno and Tamalia Blanchard, won 106-64.

Harries won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:32.30 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:17.79. She was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay and anchored the winning 200-yard freestyle relay.

Rodriguez-Cedeno won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:10.89 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:10.19 and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Blanchard won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.48 and 500-yard freestyle in 6:19.71 and was on the winning 200-yard medley relay.

The Mavericks’ boys team, led by double winner and team captain Nathaniel Garrick, dropped a 92-78 decision to Key West.

Garrick won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.65 and 100-yard freestyle in 51.38. He also led off the winning 200-yard medley relay and anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Mason Jimenez won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.75 and was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.99. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and led off the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Pablo Gomez was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:28.10 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.53. He led off the third place 200-yard freestyle relay and anchored the fourth place 400-yard freestyle relay.

Matthew Jimenez was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 3:21.86 and sixth in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:06.95. He anchored the fourth place 200-yard medley relay and was a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Harries, Garrick, Gomez and brothers Mason and Matthew Jimenez all train with South Florida Aquatic Club.

Archbishop McCarthy will next swim American Heritage on Wednesday and travel to Catholic States in Orlando on Saturday.

GIRLS
Archbishop McCarthy 106, Key West 64

200-yard medley relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy A 2:11.62 (Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, Calista Harris, Samantha Solis, Tamalia Blanchard), 2. Key West A 2:14.30, 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 2:22.97/

200-yard freestyle: 1. Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, ABM 2:10.89, 2. Makaila Blanchard, ABM 2:13.11, 3. Gracie Lechnar, KW 2:33.20.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Calista Harries, ABM 2:32.30, 2. Isabella Johnson, KW 2:47.32, 3. Scalett Kuchar, ABM 2:52.70.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Tamalia Blanchard, ABM 27.48, 2. Daniela Mikesz, KW 29.25, 3. Amalia Echeverry, ABM 31.59.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Lauren Walterson, KW 1:17.04, 2. Carly Wehby, ABM 1:18.76, 3. Gracie Lechnar, KW 1:21.44.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Makaila Blanchard, ABM 58.52, 2. Isabella Johnson, KW 1:05.69, 3. Scarlett Kuchar, ABM 1:06.76.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Tamalia Blanchard, ABM 6:19.71, 2. Isabela Barr, KW 7:27.08, 3. Gabriella Arauz, ABM 7:36.30.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy A 1:55.96 (Makaila Blanchard, Scarlett Kuchar, Samantha Solis, Calista Harries), 2. Key West A 1:59.74, 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 2:09.76.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, ABM 1:10.19, 2. Katelyn Noss, KW 1:17.41, 3. Amalia Echeverry, ABM 1:23.09.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Calista Harries, ABM 1:17.79, 2. Samantha Solis, ABM 1:25.23, 3. Isabella Johnson, KW 1:25.41.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy A 4:13.57 (Tamalia Blanchard, Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, Scarlett Kuchar, Makaila Blanchard), 2. Key West A 4:19.87, 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 4:57.30.

BOYS
Key West 92, Archbishop McCarthy 78

200-yard medley relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy A 1:52.61 (Nathaniel Garrick, Mason Jimenez, Luca Molaro, Javier Guardia), 2. Key West A 1:59.84, 3. Key West B 2:05.03.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 1:55.65, 2. Marco Montiel de La Nuez, KW 2:13.01, 3. Jeffrey Hoyt, KW 2:19.93.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Javier Guardia, ABM 2:22.77, 2. Pablo Gomez, ABM 2:28.10, 3. Ryan Martinez, KW 2:32.43.

50-yard freestyle: 1. AJ Smith, KW 23.18, 2. Lucas Montiel de la Nuez, KW 24.79.3, 3. Brody McCandless, KW 26.26.

100-yard butterfly: 1. John Searcy, KW 59.27, 2. Mason Jimenez, ABM 1:02.99, 3. Luca Molaro, ABM 1:05.15.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 51.38, 2. Javier Guardia, ABM 54.70, 3. AJ Smith, KW 55.90.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Pedro Medina, ABM 6:01.28, 2. Marco Montiel de la Nuez, KW 6:31.22, 3. Anthony Korzen, KW 6:51.96.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Key West A (Lucas Montiel de la Nuez, Jeffrey Hoyt, Brody McCandless, AJ Smith) 1:40.46, 2. Key West B 1:46.44, 3. Archbishop McCarthy A 1:50.16.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mason Jimenez, ABM 1:03.75, 2. John Searcy, KW 1:07.63, 3. Eli Morris, KW 1:12.72.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Lucas Montiel de la Nuez, KW 1:13.82, 2. Pablo Gomez, ABM 1:15.53, 3. Brody McCandless, KW 1:20.57.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy A 3:39.31 (Mason Jimenez, Javier Guardia, Pedro Medina, Nathaniel Garrick), 2. Key West A 3:45.80, 3. Key West B 4:16.03.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com